≡ Menu

Tanka Bar, a snack food like no other

NANF_3Color LogoNOTE: This is a change up from my usual posts. Skip it if you want. I write it because many us face tough, daily routines. Whether you are a martial artist, weightlifter, cop, EMT, firefighter, writer on deadline, on-the-go worker bee , or being driven crazy by a narcissist, I think this snack food can make your day better.

(Disclaimer: I like these bars so much, I am an affiliate advertiser. Clicking on the Native American Natural Food logos and purchasing your own Tanka Bars helps pay my bills and for caregiving costs for my mom. Thank you in advance!)


When life comes at you fast and taking time for quality food seems like a low priority amid the daily battles, don’t you wish there was a better snack food out there?

You know, a snack that requires no work, but fuels you big time? One that doesn’t taste like a snack — with no sugary buzz, no funky after-taste, no stuck-in-the-gut feeling? But instead has a real food taste that satisfies like only protein can? Perhaps even good enough to be a healthy comfort food?

Well, I have found such a snack — my new best food — the Tanka Bar.

The Tanka Bar 70 calories and 7 grams of protein.

I wish I’d had this product as a firefighter/EMT, a martial artist, writer, and caregiver a long time ago!

And, the Spicy Pepper blend Tanka Bar  is the recipient of a 2010 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award.

If you are always on the go or a worker bee with too many candy machines facing you, you’ll appreciate the protein boost Tanka Bars give you.

The Tanka Bar is an Authentic Native American Food, made from historic Lakota recipe combining tasty, satisfying buffalo and sweet-tart cranberry.

From the first bite, the Tanka Bar hit me with one strong thought: “This tastes great — like real food. The chewy blend of flavors satisfies my taste buds and a comfort food need.”

My husband’s take on them? “Hardy, refreshing, and gives me energy.”

I tried two types of Tanka Bars, the regular and the Spicy, Pepper Blend. My family all liked the spicy — the perfect blend of snappy, flavor-laden goodness. I guess we are all in good company, because the same Tanka Bar caught the eye and taste buds of Backpacker magazine as well.

According to the Native American Natural Food’s:

Tanka Bar Spicy Pepper Blend, a product of Native American Natural Foods, has been honored as a recipient of a 2010 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award, the most prestigious award in the outdoor industry, given annually to products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials and/or performance.

Tanka Bar Spicy Pepper Blend, which pairs prairie-raised buffalo and tart-sweet cranberries with a mix of four peppers, was one of only 15 innovative products that have been honored with a 2010 Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award. The Tanka Bar, which is available nationally at REI and more than 3,000 other retail locations as well as TankaBar.com, is a modern artisanal take on a traditional Native American recipe for “wasna” or “pemmican,” which has been described by many nutritionists as the perfect energy food. The 100 percent natural bar is 70 calories, 7 grams of protein and 1.5 grams of fat per 1 ounce serving, with no trans fats.

Why not check out Tank Bars for yourself right now? Just click the banner ad and start a healthier snacking lifestyle today!

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • vered - blogger for hire February 11, 2010, 11:39 pm

    Nah, I don’t mind the occasional review. I generally dislike energy bars, but I agree that they can be very useful when your schedule is crazy.

  • Hilary February 12, 2010, 2:30 am

    Hi Lori – sounds really interesting and tasty – and I hope it takes off as a natural food … it seems to have got a head start. I’ll try one when I next get to the States .. go well and have a good weekend .. Hilary

  • Lori Hoeck February 12, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Hi Vered,
    I see Tanka Bars less as an energy bar, and more of a healthy, sustained energy food, yet not a heavy meal. What can I say, but they truly are unique.

    Hi Hilary,
    I think I’ve heard that they may go international … 🙂

  • janice February 13, 2010, 12:00 pm

    I’ll keep an eye out for them here if they do go international. By the way, anything you do on your own blog is fine by me. I trust your integrity – you’ve earned that trust – and your authenticity is the canvas that holds everything together. I wouldn’t mind seeing martial arts DVD’s, spiritual/martial arts books and associated personal safety and health products for sale here, too. Good luck!

  • Davina February 13, 2010, 12:21 pm

    These bars sound delicious! I keep energy bars on hand in the summer when I’m out and about more often. They’re handy to toss in my purse for a snack if I get hungry. This darn gluten-free diet won’t allow me to pop into a cafe and grab a muffin to tie me over. On the flip side, I eat healthier than I used to.

  • Lori Hoeck February 13, 2010, 12:38 pm

    Hi Janice,
    Thank you for the thumbs up and support! I’m glad I’ve earned your trust.

    Hi Davina,
    Glad you are eating healthier, and trust me, the Tanka Bars are better than muffins!